For many of the students this will be their first major AT HOME individual science project. This project is intended to encourage students to THINK about how things work instead of simply repeating back facts that they have learned. Children are naturally curious, and while fun experiments may be exciting and get students interested in science, the real key to the science fair is for students to learn that the journey through the scientific process can be rewarding -- and
educational. Even scientific study of something simple still requires a systematic process of acquiring knowledge derived from observation and study.
NOTE: Students can use the computers at school to type their display material if time allows.
Scientific Method Vocabulary
Hypothesis - A good guess or explanation to a question in science.
Variables - What are variables?
Recording- Writing down what is happening in an
Observation - Watching and recording what is happening in a scientific experiment.
Conclusion- Writing about what you learned from the experiment.
Science Fair Timeline
|Orientation on Science Fair by the teacher||October|
Finalize research topic
Reviews by SRC/IRB
Start and complete experiment AFTER approval
Complete poster board
School Science Fair
|Register in Central Regional Science Fair||February|
Central Regional Science Fair
NMJAS - Regional Contest
State Science Fair
NMJAS - State Contest
Sample Display Board Layout
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